Fox News reportedly settles gender discrimination lawsuit
Diana Falzone, who sued Fox News for gender discrimination in May, has settled the lawsuit, according to CNN.
Falzone, who hosted several entertainment shows on FoxNews.com and made guest appearances on “Fox and Friends Weekend” and “Hannity,” claimed in the lawsuit that she was demoted after writing an op-ed about her endometriosis.
“As for me, my story is still being written. I wish I could offer a Hollywood happily-ever-after ending. I can’t. But for now my contribution is knowledge from experience,” she wrote in the column, which ran on Jan. 24, 2017.
“The more we talk about women’s health issues, the sooner we will get to finding cures and better treatment options.”
In the lawsuit, filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court, Falzone claimed that her boss told her “she was permanently banned from ever appearing on air on any FoxNews.com, Fox News Channel, Fox Business or any other Fox (platform) … and would never again be permitted to host her own shows or conduct her own interviews.”
Falzone also claimed that male hosts at Fox News are frequently allowed to discuss their own health issues.
“The male-dominated senior management of Fox News obviously objected to the fact that a female on-air host had disclosed that she suffers from a women’s reproductive health condition, which, in their eyes, detracted from her sex appeal and made her less desirable,” she said in the suit.
The details of the settlement are unknown, according to CNN.
A representative for Fox News did not immediately return a request for comment.
Falzone has since left the network, her attorney told CNN, but before that, she allegedly had a major scoop shelved, an October 2016 article about an alleged sexual relationship between Stormy Daniels and President Trump.